AWS - Confluence Install Edited

I'm a new user, but have been successful setting up other software on AWS, so figured Confluence would be straight forward.

I've tried a variety of servers now and can't seem to get this thing to work.

Currently running a linux server and following this guide:

https://wiki2.easycloudsolutions.com/display/ECW/How+to+Install+Atlassian+Confluence+on+Amazon+EC2

Slowly learning to know what to look out for and have gone through all the steps, but I still can't seem to get confluence up and running.

I've gotten to the point where I don't hit any snags in the installation, but when I go to the localhost:8090 I get a connection error.

ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED

Has anyone come across this?

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You're trying to access it on localhost? localhost is only going to work if you're using a web browser that's installed on the aws instance itself, and you're running some kind of remote desktop service. If you used the linked instructions I suspect you're not doing that.

If I'm correct, you need to find the IP address or fully qualified domain name to this EC2 instance in the AWS console. For example:

ec2-123-123-123-123.compute-1.amazonaws.com:8090

I also recommend against the last part of these instructions with regard to iptables. It would be much better to use a proxy. It has you install apache but doesn't do anything with it. I don't think those are very good instructions, there's some important things left out. I also wouldn't put the Confluence home directory in the ec2-user's home directory.

Something important to consider is, if you're using Confluence over the internet, you'll probably want to look into getting SSL/HTTPS set up so you don't transmit passwords in clear text over the internet.

 

https://confluence.atlassian.com/doc/installing-confluence-on-linux-143556824.html 

https://confluence.atlassian.com/doc/start-confluence-automatically-on-linux-183148.html

https://confluence.atlassian.com/doc/database-setup-for-mysql-128747.html

https://confluence.atlassian.com/kb/securing-your-atlassian-applications-with-apache-using-ssl-838284349.html

 

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